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Jan 21, 2020

Failure to Pay Child Support and Loss of Driving Privileges by the MVA

By |January 21st, 2020|DUI|0 Comments

Many drivers lose their driving privileges due to a DUI conviction, their refusal to take a breath test, or because they accumulated too many points on their driving record. Drivers in Maryland can also lose their right to drive if they fail to pay their child support. The Motor Vehicle Administration and the Child Support Enforcement Administration (CSEA) work together to collect child support payments. Parents who fail to comply with their child support order [...]

Jan 14, 2020

Is CBD Oil Legal in Maryland?

By |January 14th, 2020|Criminal|0 Comments

Cannabidiol – also known as CBD – products come in all forms: lotions, creams, beverages, foods, cosmetics, and other consumables and things that can be applied to your body. The products are being sold in retail stores, health stores, and online. And even though marijuana use is still illegal in Maryland (barring approved, prescribed medical use), CBD products derived from hemp are not. Therefore, it is perfectly to use CBD products in the state. Why [...]

Jan 8, 2020

Joseph E. Carey Named to Maryland Super Lawyers List for 2020

By |January 8th, 2020|Firm News|0 Comments

Congratulations to Joseph Carey on his inclusion on the 2020 Super Lawyers list for the top-rated personal injury attorneys in Maryland. Attorney Carey has represented hundreds of clients in a wide range of claims, from MVA infractions to cases heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. About Super Lawyers Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practices areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and [...]

Dec 11, 2019

What Are the Penalties for DUI and Repeat DUI?

By |December 11th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious personal safety and public health issue. Over a recent five-year period, drivers operating a motor vehicle while impaired accounted for roughly 1 in 3 deaths on the road in Maryland, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. On average each year, there are approximately 7,884 impaired driving accidents across the state, resulting in 4,026 injuries and 171 deaths. Driving under the influence defined If you are charged [...]

Dec 3, 2019

How to Prepare for an MVA Hearing in Bowie and Crofton

By |December 3rd, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

There are two parts to any Driving Under the Influence case. The first part is the criminal case where the driver’s guilt or innocence is established. The second part is the hearing before the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). The MVA hearing establishes what happens to your driving privileges as a result of the DUI conviction. Drivers can also be required to attend an MVA hearing if they need to contest a license suspension because they [...]

Nov 26, 2019

Does Double Jeopardy Apply to Federal and State Cases?

By |November 26th, 2019|Criminal|0 Comments

Maryland and the US government each have their own criminal statutes, their own rules of criminal procedure, and their own sentencing guidelines. Most crimes are violations of Maryland law or federal law but not both jurisdictions. For example, crimes on federal lands are usually prosecuted in federal courts while crimes on state property are prosecuted in state courts. There are exceptions to that rule, though. Some defendants are charged with both a federal crime and [...]

Nov 19, 2019

DUI Defenses for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

By |November 19th, 2019|DUI|0 Comments

Most people who drive need their vehicles for personal matters, such as shopping and getting the kids to their games on time. Many also need their vehicles to commute to their jobs. For a large number of people, their job is their vehicle. Commercial drivers who haul freight and inventory lose their livelihood if they lose their right to drive. Drivers of commercial vehicles, normally larger trucks, need a special license called a commercial driver’s [...]

Nov 15, 2019

Accusations of Sexual Assault When Both Parties Were Intoxicated

By |November 15th, 2019|Criminal, Sexual Assault|0 Comments

Imagine two people, both of whom are drunk or under the influence of drugs. One person accuses the other person of sexual assault. The accused does not believe he or she committed assault, or does not remember the events of the evening. In some cases, the accuser may not remember all the events of the evening, either. If both parties were intoxicated or high, and both have different recollections (if any) about what occurred the [...]

Oct 29, 2019

When Can a Juvenile Be Tried as an Adult?

By |October 29th, 2019|Criminal|0 Comments

States usually try juveniles differently than adults for many reasons. States treat young people who commit crimes differently because they recognize that children should be given time to mature. Many children commit nonviolent offenses such as shoplifting or underage drinking without realizing the full consequences of their actions. The aims of the juvenile system are to: Provide a treatment/rehabilitation plan for juvenile offenders instead of incarceration To remove children from homes and environments that are [...]

Oct 22, 2019

You Can Be Charged with a DUI while Driving an ATV

By |October 22nd, 2019|Legal Matters|0 Comments

Driving under the influence laws in Maryland apply to more than just drivers of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. If you drive on any gas-powered vehicle while intoxicated, you can be charged with driving under the influence. This includes ATVs, Vespas, and motorized scooters. It generally also includes snowmobiles and boats, and even gold carts. A recent case reported by NBC Washington brought home this point. The case involved a 24-year old man from Maryland who [...]

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